The Church Council
The Church Council exists to create and supervise the strategic plan for an effective congregation. The work of the Church Council is to envision, plan, implement, and annually evaluate the congregation’s ministry and mission. It has three major areas of responsibility:
- Have a vision or “broad view” for how the congregation will live out the mission of the church through Nurture, Outreach and Witness ministries
- Nurture Ministries – groups and settings for spiritual transformation to assist persons of all ages in developing and deepening their relationship with God
- Outreach Ministries – groups and settings for responding to the needs of others to assist persons of all ages in deepening and developing heir relationship with he larger community
- Witness Ministries – groups and settings that serve as a vehicle for proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to a broken down world to enable people of all ages to pay attention to the active presence of God in their lives and develop a language for talking about their experience with God.
- Manage and administer the on-going life of the congregation with the vision in mind
- Oversees and coordinates ministry among several groups such as: Nurture, Outreach, Witness, Trustees, Finance, Pastor Parish, Nominations, and others.
- Schedule and seriously evaluate the congregation’s ministry while always looking for a better way to be the people of God in the community.
- Establish metrics to measure the effectiveness of congregation’s ministry in support of its vision and mission.